Old Reviews/Rating

In this blog I will be reviewing the books I read. Most of my favourite books are from the various genres of Young Adult books. But I do read much more than that. I have always thought of myself as the complete opposite of a critical person, were it movies or books. But I think I have noticed that I can be critical, at least when it comes to books, which I love!

5+ stars = to the books that goes beyond and the rating scale just isn´t enough
5 stars = amazing/loved it
4 stars = really enjoyed it
3 stars = liked it
2 stars = ok
1 star = didn´t like it/too difficult to read

In my reviews I write what comes to mind and keep them short. I´m not one to analyze a lot.

Sometimes the amount of stars I give does not tell all you need to know about the book. Sometimes I have to give lesser stars than a book might actually deserves. That is because I read mostly books written in English, which is not my mother tongue and sometimes in certain kinds of books I would need to understand more to fully enjoy the book.
Here are my book reviews listed (alphabetical order by author):


Some of the book I read and review on my blog are books that I have gotten straight from the author/ by some group for honest review and that is what I do. If you have a book that you would like me to read and review, I just might so leave a message for me somewhere on the blog :)

I write reviews in addition to my blog and Goodreads to: Netgalley,  Bookdepository, Amazon, Smashwords and B&N.

(latest update March 9th 2013, A,BD&B&N)


  1. I would love a book review from you! My name is Robyn Hill, and I am an author on Amazon Kindle with a 5 star review status. My number one book is a pre-teen read, beginning with grade 4, but even adults love it. It is a magical bubblegum adventure through several fun, delicious and hilarious mishaps. I have included the smashwords link where I offer it free of charge.
    Here is my Amazon Kindle Link

    Here is GRUM! facebook page as well.

  2. Ok I can not resist someone coming to my blog and offering a book for free :) I have downloaded it, but I have a lot of books waiting for reviewing so it´ll take a while! Thanks!

  3. I am a brand spanking new author and would love for you to review my Romantic Suspense called The Inadvertent Thief.

    As a security specialist, Vivien Flowers is a perfectionist. So when two very important paintings she had been hired to protect are stolen, her highly structured world is turned upside down and she must get them back. It’s too bad art theft is not very high on the Los Angeles Police Department’s list of priorities. So when Vivien is joined by a handsome insurance agent eager to prevent the multi-million dollar claim from being paid, they use any means necessary to track down the location of the stolen paintings. But is Vivien willing to become a thief herself to get the paintings back? The answer leads her on a journey of intrigue, deceit, crime and even love as she travels from Los Angeles to Paris and discovers the true brilliance she is capable of.

    Here is the Smashwords link and please use the coupon code(EY62A) for a free download.

    Thank you for your time.

  4. Hi Johanna,

    I've just released my debut YA novel, Under the Desert Moon. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15780921-under-the-desert-moon

    17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona. When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever.

    Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show. He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible? Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?

    If you have any interested in reading and reviewing this, please let me know.


  5. I just noticed that you can´t review for Smaswords unless you have bought the book from there. This is a little silly since I have books that are in Smashwords but got from somewhere else. Does anyone know a way around this?

  6. Hi Johanna,

    Please email me at janis@assistingauthors.com with your interview questions and email address so I can get all the information to you by tonight or tomorrow morning for your Interview of Annie Harris on Monday.


  7. I'm contacting you in the hope that you might consider accepting my SFF novel 'Water Harvest' for review. My novels are not 'hard' scifi, but more what I'd characterize as science fiction with a goodly dose of fantasy stirred in.

    I apologize for intruding if SFF is not a favored genre of yours.

    I would not mind being put at the end of a long queue. If you think you might be interested but want a little more background before committing, the link below will take you to my website, where there are review excerpts, samples from the novels, etc.

    If you are interested I would be more than happy to send you a copy, in whatever ebook format you request.

    On a side note, I am trying to grow a new guest blog of SFF reviews. If you'd like to make a contribution, including links to your own blog, I would be happy to post your review and tweet it.

    Thanks for considering,
    Eric Diehl

    The Great Houses of Kast'ar have grown complacent. Technological adaptation bolsters a fragile biosphere, but one quandary remains unattended. Lunar-based harvest vessels orbit continuously, extracting their toll of moisture from the upper atmosphere.

    Over time, the planet dries.

    Now the Rules are caught unawares when a lunar enclave launches an invasion intended to seize control of the Harvest. House Alar, the greatest of the bloodline Keeps, falls before the predatory warlord. The invader's technology is strong and they are aided by the Guild; wizard-like practitioners whose hallucinogen-induced evocations bend fate to their will.

    It falls to Cairn, Legion pilot and displaced heir to Alar, to persuade the House Alliance to intercede. His father and his love Neilai are held hostage, and a battered Cairn is dispatched to carry the vile interloper's edict. With few resources at hand, Cairn and boisterous comrade Dirc Cutter are thrust into a changed world. The Alliance falters and Cairn, son of House Alar, learns how little he knows of his home world.